Charlotte vs New York City MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Charlotte vs New York City Prediction 4/27/2024

Charlotte (3-4-2) travel to face off against New York City (3-4-2) on Saturday, April 27th. This match will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY. New York City is coming off a win in their previous match, while Charlotte will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the New York City. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Charlotte vs New York City

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Charlotte Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Charlotte will be looking to bounce back from a tough 3-0 loss to Minnesota United. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they had the advantage of playing at home, they were still +104 on the money line.

The three combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line, which was set at 2.5 goals. This means that even if every player on Charlotte took a shot, they still would have come up short of the over line.

On offense, Charlotte was only able to get off eight shots and just one shot on goal. Kerwin Vargas and Jere Uronen were the top two players in terms of total shots, finishing with two apiece.

On the defensive end, things weren’t much better for Charlotte, as they allowed three goals on Minnesota’s five on goal shots. Kristijan Kahlina finished with two saves, and the defense had a total of four interceptions.

Through nine matches, Charlotte has a record of 3-4-2, which has them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-3-1, but have been strong at home, going 3-1-1. Over their last four matches, they have gone 1-2-1, with their only win coming against the 15th-ranked team in the Eastern Conference, New England Revolution. Following this match, they will return home to take on the Portland Timbers on May 4th.

New York City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, New York City hosted D.C. United SC and picked up a 2-0 win. The money line payout for New York City was -137, and the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

New York City’s offensive attack took a total of 22 shots and eight shots on goal. Santiago Rodriguez and Julian Fernandez each scored for New York City, with Fernandez and Hannes Wolf finishing with one assist apiece.

On the defensive end, New York City didn’t allow D.C. United SC to take many shots, with Matt Freese only needing to make one save. As a unit, they blocked eight shots and intercepted four shots.

Through nine matches, New York City has a record of 3-4-2, putting them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have won two straight matches and are 3-1-1 at home. Overall, they have been favored in five matches, going 3-1-1, while they are 0-3-1 as the underdog. Their last two matches have been at home, and they will be at home again on Sunday, May 5th, vs. Colorado Rapids SC. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 3-2-2. Currently, they are tied with Atlanta United FC and CF Montréal with 11 points.

Charlotte Offense Breakdown

The Charlotte offense has been middle of the pack this season, scoring an average of 1.0 goal per match, which is 25th in MLS. Patrick Agyemang is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 39th in the league. Brecht Dejaegere is the team’s leader in assists, with two on the season, which is 22nd in MLS.

New York City Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, New York City has scored an average of 1.0 goals per match, which is 24th in the league. Santiago Rodríguez has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net four times, which is 15th in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with nine, which is 29th in the league. Overall, New York City’s passing percentage is 81.2%, which is 21st in the MLS. They have had more corners than their opponents in 55.6% of their matches, which is 15th in the league.

Charlotte Defense Breakdown

When it comes to goals allowed, the Charlotte defense has been up and down this season. They have given up just one goal in three of their last six matches, but they have also given up three goals in two of their last six matches. Overall, they are 11th in goals allowed, giving up 1.2 goals per match. They are also 29th in blocked shots and 20th in interceptions. Keeper Kristijan Kahlina is 21st in saves and has two clean sheets this season.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the 25th-ranked offense in the MLS, the New York City defense has been playing well of late, giving up just three goals over their last five matches. This includes two clean sheets, with one coming against the 29th-ranked offense in the league. On the season, they are giving up just 1.0 goals per match, which is 5th in the league. Keeper Matt Freese is 14th in the MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 10th in saves with 28.

Charlotte vs New York City Prediction

Coming into this match, New York City is one of the top defensive clubs in the MLS, allowing the 5th fewest goals per match. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with a payout of +260. Looking at the matchup, both New York City and Charlotte are below average in terms of shooting percentage, and our projections have both clubs getting two shots on goal. Our top overall goal scorer for this match is Alonso Martinez of New York City, while we are giving Liel Abada the best odds to score for Charlotte.

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